William McCleery expertly weaves two stories together in this book. One being the story of Michael and his father, interacting together in the most endearing way during the telling of Michael's favorite tale. The other is the tale itself, which centers around Waldo the Wolf and Rainbow the Hen. This book will have children and adults alike cackling at the antics of Waldo, cheering for the rescue of Rainbow, and smiling at the universal "boys will be boys" behavior of Michael. Our whole family enjoyed this book as a read-aloud when the kids were young, then they enjoyed reading it on their own as an early chapter book. It is out of print, so check it out at your library and enjoy!